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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Hikers Find Human Skull and Bones in Gush Etzion Cave

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U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

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Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

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Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

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Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

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Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

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4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

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Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

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Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

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Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

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Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

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Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

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Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

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Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

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Confronting Catastrophe: Pray Or Fight Carvalho’s Rephidim

Posted on: April 27th, 2005

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Barely redeemed from Egypt, the Jewish people faced a terrible foe. Amalek attacked without warning, without reason.

 

A Song Of The Sea With A Hint Of Ladino And Arabic Towards A New Perspective On Passover

Posted on: April 20th, 2005

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With Pesach swiftly approaching, many are hyper-aware of all the cleaning and cooking implied in the festival.

 

Fleeting Prayer Manhattan Mincha Map

Posted on: April 13th, 2005

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Mincha is the most fragile of prayers. It is typically caught on the run, sandwiched between a hurried lunch and return to the ordeals of the workday.

 

Self Portrait Of The Artist As A Jew, With A Los Angeles Dodgers Cap. Kitaj At The Marlborough Gallery

Posted on: April 6th, 2005

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There is something very Jewish about R. B. Kitaj's work.

 

Wandering In Paint, Wondering In Paint. Bamidbar At The Mercer Gallery

Posted on: March 23rd, 2005

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Many mistranslate the word "midbar" as desert, whereas the word really carries more of a connotation for wasteland or wilderness, perhaps deriving from the root dever for "plague" or davar for "word" or "thing."

 

Lost Objects Found

Posted on: March 16th, 2005

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As one enters the theater, the stage is seen dominated by three levels of scaffolding that fills the entire proscenium behind a gray scrim.

 

Dusty Jewish Songs: Reggae, Beatboxing and Hasidism

Posted on: March 9th, 2005

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The new face of Jewish pop music wears a black hat and jacket and a long beard.

 

Shalom Y’All: The Southern Jewish Experience

Posted on: March 2nd, 2005

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Imagining the tempting aroma of pecan pie and fresh challah, the age-old rhythms of Southern Jewry unfold before our eyes in the seductively handsome exhibition of photographs, Shalom Y'all, currently at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach.

 

Making And Breaking Monsters: The Image In Early Exorcism And Propaganda

Posted on: February 23rd, 2005

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Though first published in 1967, Marshall McLuhan's "The Medium is the Message: an Inventory of Effects" still remains the sourcebook on new media; its 160 pages of provocative text captivate the reader and prophetically forecasted the dominant role new media currently assumes.

 

Rembrandt Etchings

Posted on: February 16th, 2005

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Walking out of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial in Washington, D.C. the stench of mass murder was overpowering.

 

Kabbalica: Aviva Yunger To Show At The Bergen County Y

Posted on: February 9th, 2005

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The first question a viewer ought to pose regarding any work of art that includes text is: if we strip you of your text, are you significantly changed?

 

Repossessing Faith: Objects Of The Spirit. By Toby Kahn

Posted on: February 2nd, 2005

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Imagine ritual without symbol. Impossible. The very heart and soul of Jewish ritual, from prayer to matzah, is the symbolic evocation of something else.

 

A Local, Baltimore Angle On Some Of The Hardships Of Holocaust Refugees

Posted on: January 26th, 2005

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The Jewish Museum of Maryland's "Lives Lost" exhibit offers a meditation on a "dramatic but little known story" - according to the museum Associate Director Anita Kassof.

 

‘Kish D’Meziza’ Upon Thy Doorposts by Belle Rosenbaum

Posted on: January 19th, 2005

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The words reverberate with sweet memories. "Kiss the mezuzah," a grandparent urges his grandchild, while a parent nods approvingly as a rebbe teaches about the proper behavior upon entering or leaving a room ... "and don't forget to kiss the mezuzah!"

 

Rand’s Prayer – The Nineteen Diaspora Painting

Posted on: January 5th, 2005

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Why should we bother with art? A waste of time, bitul Torah, perhaps even a lure into apikoresviewing art, not to mention making it, could be viewed as a can of worms best left unopened.

 

Following Zeh Yellow Brich Road: Journeying Jewishly Bezalel Alumni At The Makor Gallery

Posted on: December 29th, 2004

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Sitting stiffly on the very throne from which Pharaoh would later deny G-d and His children's freedom, Joseph surveyed his brothers bowing before him.

 

Art As Optimism And Therapy – Friedl Dicker-Brandeis At The Jewish Museum

Posted on: December 22nd, 2004

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Oftentimes, one will find it far more useful to engage a piece of art in terms of what issues it raises and what questions it asks, rather than what ideological statements it offers or answers it proposes.

 

Out-Knitting Bubby: Weaving Jewishly Anni Albers At The Cooper-Hewitt

Posted on: December 15th, 2004

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The ancient Greek poets wrote myths about the Fates - the three daughters of Nyx, the powerful goddess Night. They are also called the Moerae sisters.

 

New Acquisitions At The Jewish Museum

Posted on: December 8th, 2004

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The Jewish Museum occupies a singular position in the Jewish universe, acting as a two way mirror.

 

Out-Fiddling The Fiddler ‘The Immigrant’ At Dodger Stages

Posted on: December 1st, 2004

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Even Alfred Molina's "Tevye" may have sounded more Jewish than Adam Heller's Haskell Harelik in "The Immigrant," but nevertheless, the characterization of Jewish life in this play succeeds with powerful impact.

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